Linda Lewis Griffith

Linda Lewis Griffith

Learning to manage your anger can help decrease the risk of a heart attack

New research offers evidence that anger is bad for your heart, says marriage and family therapist Linda Lewis Griffith of San Luis Obispo. A study appearing in the October 11, 2016, issue of the journal Circulation, looked at 12,000 first-time heart attack patients in 52 countries. It found that men and women who reported experiencing intense emotions such as anger were twice as likely to suffer a heart attack within an hour after the distress than when they weren’t emotionally distraught

Linda Lewis Griffith

Don’t sleep on the issue of your partner’s snoring

The National Sleep Foundation website estimates that 90 million Americans snore, 37 million on a regular basis. While all ages and genders snore, twice as many men as women snore nearly every night. Snoring can wreak havoc on relationships. Scientists have coined the term Spousal Arousal Syndrome (SAS) to describe the disruption of sleep caused by a partner’s snoring. Therapist Linda Lewis Griffith offers tips for dealing with a spouse’s snoring.

Linda Lewis Griffith

Hug more: It’s great for your health

A warm embrace stimulates the release of oxytocin, a hormone that makes us feel warm and fuzzy, according to experts at Carnegie Mellon University, DePauw University, the University of North Carolina and the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Linda Lewis Griffith

How to recognize domestic violence

Domestic violence — a pattern of willful intimidation or control by one intimate partner over another — can take different forms, including physical harm, sexual aggression and emotional and psychological abuse. It is pervasive. Here are some common characteristics of abusers and strategies for dealing with them.

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Trump touts 'America first' message at CPAC

President Donald Trump criticized the news media and 'fake news,' talked about cracking down on illegal immigration, blasted "Obamacare," and touted his plan to put "America first" at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, February 24, 2017.
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Trump touts 'America first' message at CPAC

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Highlights of SLO High boys soccer playoff loss to Godinez

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See a full and flowing Lake Nacimiento as it nears capacity after recent storms

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